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Group Combines Shakespeare with Traditional Indian Dance

Silambam company members as It might sound like a strange pairing – William Shakespeare and traditional Indian dance. But a Houston choreographer is exploring new territory by merging the two.

News 88.7's arts and culture reporter Amy Bishop has more on a performance uniting eastern and western art forms from Silambam Houston Indian Classical Arts.

The group performs its production of A Midsummer Night’s Dream Sunday, Aug. 21, 2016, at 3:30 p.m. at the Marie Spence Flickinger Fine Arts Center at San Jacinto College South Campus.

(Above: Silambam company members as "A Midsummer Night's Dream" characters Lysander and Hermia. Photo Courtesy: Lavanya Rajagopalan)

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Michael Hagerty

Senior Producer, Houston Matters

Michael Hagerty is the senior producer for Houston Matters. He's spent more than 20 years in public radio and television and dabbled in minor league baseball, spending four seasons as the public address announcer for the Reno Aces, the Triple-A affiliate of the Arizona Diamondbacks.

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